Eighteen Year Old Trinity Marrow May Be Going Blind, But She Can See And Communicate With Ghosts And Spirits Her Unique Gift Is Part Of A Secret So Dangerous That She S Been In Hiding For Years In An Isolated Compound Fiercely Guarded By Wardens Gargoyle Shape Shifters Who Protect Humankind From Demons If The Demons Discover The Truth About Trinity, They Ll Devour Her, Flesh And Bone, To Enhance Their Own Powers.When Wardens From Another Clan Arrive With Disturbing Reports That Something Out There Is Killing Both Demons And Wardens, Trinity S Safe World Implodes Not The Least Because One Of The Outsiders Is The Most Annoying And Fascinating Person She S Ever Met Zayne Has Secrets Of His Own That Will Upend Her World Yet Again But Working Together Becomes Imperative Once Demons Breach The Compound And Trinity S Secret Comes To Light To Save Her Family And Maybe The World, She Ll Have To Put Her Trust In Zayne But All Bets Are Off As A Supernatural War Is Unleashed OMG I love this book soooo much I already have the hardback preordered Trinity is something very special and she s living with the gargoyles so they can keep her safe and hidden Misha is bonded to her as her guardian protector Some bad things start happening and another clan comes for a visit to ask for help There is something out there killing the Wardens Gargoyles and demons Zayne is with the group that comes to visit and try to figure things out Zayne, swoon Anyhoo As we know always happens, the person you re hiding gets found out and is in trouble But no one knows what kind of hell Trinity is going to bring down on everyone when they capture Misha I m not going into spoilers, I just want to say this book was freaking awesome with some bad ass characters And even though Trinity is the ultimate, she has a disability so kudos for that being incorporated into the book Trinity also has a funny sidekick type friend named Peanut that if you don t love, there is something wrong with you I can t freaking wait for the next book Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for giving me a digital copy to review with my own opinion Happy Reading Mel MY BLOG Everything about this book draws me in definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 thank goodness for JLA, is all im saying, because her stories give me life and this is the second time where im pretty sure ive enjoyed the spin off book than the original series, so i dont think its an isolated incident it could be because the spin offs have been released nearly a decade after the original series, so JLA has really come into her writing, or i just happen to prefer the minor characters, who knows but im not complaining i will say, i wasnt really a fan of zayne before, but man he has grown on my so much i really, really liked him in this i could empathise with his grief and struggles i knew what was going to happen between him and trinity, i could see it coming a mile away, but it still got me really excited to see how the story will play out and what will happen next 4 stars I ve always wondered how it was that Jennifer L Armentrout wrote so many books I have yet another ARC of hers waiting to be read this year The woman seriously publishes like three books per year, meanwhile, I ve had the same novel idea in my head for four years now and I still haven t finished writing it But oh well, let s get to the review As always, I have no idea how I felt about this book I think that s a trend for me at this point Did I love it Was it ok and nothing Was it predictable and a bit cliche Maybe.All I know is that I was extremely entertained throughout all 500 pages of it.Jeniffer L Armentrout has an amazing talent for writing wonderfully addicting books She makes such fun and likable characters that I just can t help but want to read about And she s done it again with Storm and Fury I loved Trinity She was such a fun and badass character I also loved Zayne He s too cute He didn t have a bad boy complex as we see most boys in this genre of fiction have He was a decent human being or Warden, technically from the start He was charming and funny and I loved his banter with Trinity.No one will ever top Katy and Daemon from Armentrout s Lux series, but I am totally here for this ship That said, the book was very romance focused A little too much at times where there were clearly other, important issues to worry about and sometimes I wanted to roll my eyes at it all At the same time, I was nothing if not totally there for it, cheering them on.And still, I had many other problems with this book.My first issue is that this book is 500 pages long There was literally no need for that The plot didn t actually get going until almost halfway through the book This is conflicting because I spent the first half of the novel wondering when the heck the main plot was going to kick in And yet, I was flying through it, only noticing I was halfway through after taking a step back and looking at the percentage on my Kindle I barely felt the 500 pages go by I read most of this one sitting My other issue is that this book is a bit cliche Having read some of Jennifer s books, I pretty much knew what was coming I feel like there is a formula to her works A formula I love, mind you, but a formula I could see coming I called every single thing that happened in this book, down to the big reveal at the end, by like chapter nine.All of that said, I really liked this book I liked it and I need the sequel in my hands right now because I can t wait a whole year to know what comes next and to see where Trinity and Zayne s relationship is going Although, if I m honest, I could probably predict that too I ve seen some people comparing it to Cassandra Clare s works, and maybe that s a good comparison But hey, Cassandra s works are famous for a reason They are just so gosh darn entertaining Overall, I really liked this book It was fun an entertaining and I want the sequel to come out already If you like Cassandra Clare books and other urban fantasy supernatural romance types of novels, then I totally recommend this one If you don t like them, then maybe this ain t for you cause you re not gonna get anything different.I also really appreciated the fact that the main character has a disability Trinity has retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable, progressive genetic disorder that impacts your eyesight, leading you to possible blindness It s a disease that Jeniffer herself suffers from I think it was definitely interesting to see the world from the eyes of a character who can barely literally see the world And to have it be written by someone who also suffers from it makes it all the special and impactful.Also, this is a spinoff from Jennifer s new adult series, The Dark Elements I haven t read that series yet, but now I definitely want to Have any of you read it Do you think I should I think it would definitely add some needed background info to this world but I m unsure I m don t exactly love new adult romance Also, my TBR is already wild enough without adding this to it I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own Follow Me Here Too My Blog Twitter Bloglovin Instagram Tumblr Pinterest Update 2THANK YOU SO MUCH TO WHOEVER DECIDED TO MAKE THAT THE COVER OF THIS BOOK THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I STILL CAN T BELIEVE WE ARE GETTING AN AMAZING COVER WITHOUT FACES OR NUDES ON IT Update 1I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS I CAN T.THE SNIPPETS ARE AMAZING AND I ALREADY LOVE THE NEW MAIN CHARACTER ALSO FINALLY ZAYNE CAN GET HIS HAPPY ENDING AND I AM SO READY FOR THAT Fingers crossed for the cover Please please please don t be corny. 5 5 Stars You want to be wanted, and there s nothing wrong with that, Trin Not at all Storm and Fury is the first installment in The Dark Elements spin off series The story follows eighteen year old Trinity Marrow who has the ability to communicate with ghost and spirits Her unique gift is a secret so dangerous that she s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound guarded by Wardens, who are gargoyle shapeshifters that protect humankind from demons If demons or other Wardens were to discover the truth about Trinity, they ll stop to nothing to devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their powers Trinity dreams for some freedom outside the compound but didn t seem possible until she collides into Zayne, who is the most annoying and fascinating person she s ever met But Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again I love love love Jennifer L Armentrout s fantasy books The world building and her characters are always so well written and perfect I was a big fan of The Dark Elements series and was super excited when I came across this book last year AND a MASSIVE THANK YOU to whoever created the is cover, it s so beautiful I really enjoyed Trinity as a character Complete badass, strong, and unique She also suffers from a degenerative disease that will lead to blindness Which made her character admirable as it didn t limit her strength and courage The thing I really liked about Zayne s character is that he isn t the typical YA male That he s honest, loyal and gentlemanly Also isn t a complete jerk towards the female protagonist and uses his unfortunate past as an excuse, but like damn, this boy deserves some loving I LIVED for the banter and flirting between Trinity and Zayne They were so entertaining Even though it was somewhat of an instant connection between the two, there was still a lot of development Peanut was one of my favorites within the book He was one of Trinity s closest friends who also happens to be a ghost I loved how this character brought humour into every scene he was in, no matter how serious it was LOVED the character cameos from the other books Hope we get of them in the future books Can t wait for the next book Especially how it ended between Trinity and Zayne which will lead to one of my favorite tropes Isn t that evil s greatest achievement It often hides itself in innocence This book was awesome Could not put down I would recommend reading The Dark Elements series first before this one as it would make a bit sense This has been a fun, action filled and heartbreaking, yet heartwarming read Thank you, NetGalley and Harlequin Australia, for sending me an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review I loved being back in this world Yes, this is a spinoff series but I highly recommend reading the other trilogy You know what the best thing in the world is Gargoyles Okay, so I m going to start out and say I did not like this one as much as the first trilogy While I didn t love it, I definitely liked it, though This book is pretty big, like 535 pages I think if the first half had been cut about 100 150 pages it would have helped because things really get going in the second half Another issue is I liked Trinity, but I loved Layla from the other trilogy, and again, it was hard for me to not compare the two The cool thing about Trinity is she has a disability with her eyesight but she doesn t let it get the best of her Those aspects were so amazing Also, we do get cameos from characters from the other books and that was incredibly exciting Let me talk about Zayne for a minute because he s such an adorable gentleman And yes, there was some swoony scenes and yes, I d give those all my stars Throws stars at that right now There are some great action scenes as well and addicting writing Armentrout always knows how to sprinkle in the perfect amount of humor I love how it ended because it s open for the next book but not the deadly bomb of a cliffhanger So I m so very interested to see what happens next Although I am not a fan of insta love and teen romance, this story world was extremely well written Even though this was the start of a spin off series I have not read, I was truly invested in the characters and their lives The conclusion was action packed and one of the most surprising I ve read in the YA fantasy genre Due to a few isolated erotic scenes, I recommend for YA readers, 14 Thanks to Netgalley and publishers for this ARC in exchange for my honest review. WOW It has been a while since I ve read a JLA book and it was so amazing to revisit her books and this world This is the first book in this series a spinoff from the Dark Elements series I read and loved that series, but I don t believe you need to read it to enjoy this book This book was packed full of action, romance, Snark, and steam Trinity the female protagonist was smart, sassy, strong, and savvy The male protagonist Zane was well HOT OK well he might ve had some other things going for him as well but best of all he was not a stereotypical bad boy Now if you read the previous series you re probably wondering is this THE Zane The answer is yes, yes it is And I sure am hoping this time he gets the girl There are so many characters from the previous stories that make appearances and that was a lot of fun A special shout out goes to Bambi the snake familiar We also spend quite a bit of time with Layla and Roth as well What I think JLA did so brilliantly with these characters is she introduced them just enough to remind readers of the previous series as to who they were and for those who did not read the previous series to truly understand Gargoyles, angels, demons, and witches Stellar characters, exceptional world building, and steamy romance What could you want from a young adult fantasy I think what I like Do you want to see the stars Zayne asked, and I nodded emphatically, knowing what he meant, and when he took my hand, I folded my fingers over his like I had the day I d left the community I felt him begin to shift, his skin hardening under mine Then hold on tight, Trin I m going to get us as close as we can go Storm and Fury, or judging by how this book destroyed me, Storm and all the FEELS.Listen, I was anticipating this book like one awaits the rain after a hot and dry Summer And I am not talking about being excited since Armentrout dropped the news I am talking about the fact that, a part of me, hidden in the depths of my heart, has been waiting for Zayne s story since I put down Every Last Breath book 3 in The Dark Elements series I m not going to lie, I am that person that falls for the good guy And in The Dark Elements series, Zayne is exactly that And my heart felt for him throughout the whole series So I was elated when I learnt that Zayne honorable and knightly Zayne was getting his spin off.Little did I know, I d get to know a new side of Zayne And damn, little did I freaking know, I d absolutely adore that.Like every Armentrout, Storm and Fury is filled with action, emotion, the best banter and thrilling twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my sit This book has all the heart, the most vicious kick and the best sass I tell you, Armentrout doesn t seem to know how not to write a unputdownable book.Going back to the universe of Wardens and Demons was like welcoming the first day of Spring, and no, I am not being extra dramatic It did feel like that, OKAY Storm and Fury is Trinity and Zayne s story I must admit, it did start slightly slower than what I am used to for an Armentrout, but oh gosh, as soon as action kicked in, I was up to speed and ready to forget about my responsibilities so I could just keep reading I was 100% invested in the story and particularly in the two main characters.It s clear since the beginning that there is a special connection between Trinity and Zayne Something they don t quite understand themselves and that promises to be a huge revelation at some point in their journey together The dynamic between these two was one of my favourite things of Storm and Fury As I said, the Zayne we get to know in The Dark Elements is still there, but there s definitely to him Beneath all that stoney and righteous exterior, there s sass, humour and snark And the one responsible for bringing that out is Trinity The banter was unbelievably entertaining They had this I don t like you but I really really like you thing going on that I absolutely lived for However, despite their seemingly instant connection, both Zayne and Trinity open to each other very slowly, they don t instantly have each other s blind trust Zayne comes with a huge and heavy suitcase of baggage holy baby gargoyles did my heart hurt when that came into play and Trinity s character has than one secret and hardship to beat As a matter of fact, Trinity s character eye disability was one of the things that made me truly admire her character The way she overcomes and accepts her limitations are admirable and shows a strength beyond her paranormal abilities The fact that Armentrout herself shares this with her character makes it all the most special.Phew I don t even know what else I can say besides the fact that I absolutely loved this book I swooned, HARD, and it was everything I expected I honestly don t know how I m going to be able to wait until book 2 is published SPECIALLY AFTER HOW THINGS ARE LEFT BETWEEN ZAYNE AND TRINITY.And specially knowing that book 2 will be filled with one of my FAVOURITE TROPES.AND I AM HERE FOR IT I received a proof copy of this book in exchange for an honest review The quote in this review may change after publication.
- 512 pages
- Storm and Fury (The Harbinger, #1)
- Jennifer L. Armentrout
- 21 July 2017 Jennifer L. Armentrout